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Tuesday Caps Clips: Taking Stock

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps change up their practice, it’s power ranking time, Stephenson still up top and more.

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • What to expect when you’re expecting a week of Caps hockey. [Rink]
  • Related- Is it perhaps a bit too early to be concerned? Perhaps. [RMNB]
  • Match ratings for the past week. [Puck Prose]
  • Coach Reirden changed things up at Sunday practice with some skills training. [WaPo]
  • Could the Caps be dealing with a Stanley Cup hangover? [DC Puck Drop]
  • Chandler Stephenson is keeping his top line gig... for now. [NBCSW]
  • Caps Casino Night sure seemed like a swell time. [NoVa Caps, @CharlieMcManus9]
  • An Australian checks out the diverse Caps and their own Aussie. [Caps Outsider]
  • “I was full of emotions and I wanted to cry and I wanted to smile together,” Michal Kempny said. “I always dreamed of big success like this. To lift the Cup it meant everything for me.” Kempny talks about the trade that saved his NHL career. [The Athletic]
  • Rankings of power. [NBCSW, PHT, The Athletic, Yahoo, theScore, TSN]
  • Yawn. Also, that URL doesn’t ‘zackly match the headline. [NHL]
  • The Rink raises a stick in sad salute to the memory of Brian Kinsella, who passed away on Sunday. He was the 6th-round selection of the Caps in 1974, played 10 NHL games over two seasons and went on to be the pride of the Toledo Goaldiggers and then a fine high school coach. [Toledo Blade]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to Jay Beagle (and get well soon, Champ), wishing a better 51st to Joe Murphy, who is struggling these days, and raise a glass to the memory of the late Steve Atkinson, who would have been 70 today.